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Kent is a city in Portage County, in the Akron metro area.
The community was named for Zenas Kent, landowner
The latitude of Kent is 41.153N. The longitude is -81.358W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,066 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 28,082.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Kent demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Portage County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Akron area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 44243 ZIP code.
22% of Kent residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kent ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kent was $15,015, compared with $21,587 nationally.
37% of Kent residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Kent include Kent Industrial District, West Main Street District (Kent) ... View historic districts
Median rent in Kent, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $458. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $992.
Libraries in Kent include Brimfield Branch, Kent Free Library ... View libraries
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WKSU-FM.
Portage County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kent political report.
Kent restaurants taking online reservations include Bistro On Main ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Kent workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Kent between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Kent include Super 8.
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